Microsoft Yanks Crazy Seinfeld Ads

Cryptic ads left some 'scratching their heads'
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Sep 18, 2008 9:56 AM CDT

(Newser) – Microsoft has axed the cryptic Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates ads that left some viewers "scratching their heads," Michelle Quinn writes in the Los Angeles Times. Though a Microsoft spokesman claims it was the plan all along to stop here, the blogosphere is abuzz about Microsoft's "strained effort" to seem "cool and in touch with regular customers" in response to Apple's Mac vs. PC ads.

Using 1990s star Seinfeld, "now, in 2008, only added to Microsoft's image as being behind the times," Quinn writes.